Thom Zahler’s Next Project: Drunk Time Travel!
I’m a big fan of Thom Zahler’s work, because he’s one of the very few cartoonists creating comic book romantic comedies that work as both love stories and funny books. His best-known is Love and Capes, which follows a superhero romance with more emphasis on the characters than the heroing. I was also fond of Long Distance which, as the title suggests, explored a cute couple separated by distance who fell in love at an airport.
He’s now announced his next project, Time and Vine, which sounds fascinating. (And not as silly as my goofy title suggests.)
It’s the story of a history teacher who finds out that the local winemaker has a secret. If you drink a glass of wine in his secret cellar, you travel back in time to when the wine was bottled. I love this idea! It’s clever, and it sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun while still developing substantial characters. You can read a 15-page preview at the publisher’s website and see for yourself.
Update: Time and Vine #1 can be ordered from your local comic shop with Diamond code MAY17 0517 (or MAY17 0518 for the alternate cover, although both are by Zahler). It’s due out July 5 with a cover price of $4.99 for 48 pages.